30 juni 2014

Cameo/Silhouette tutorial for Amanda Robinson Studio

This is my last project as a GDT for Amanda Robinson Studio. It was a fun assignment and I hope to get the chance to be back as a guest designer at a later time :)

I decided to use Amanda Robinson Studio Family words ‘Together’ as the title but I wanted the text to pop so I needed to cut the word twice in different sizes. This is one very easy way to create that shadow effect and make the title pop.
 1) First decide what size you want the word.
 2) Select the word and open the offset window

3) Choose the offset button and choose the size of the offset. I chose 0.117 in.

4) Now select the ”shadow” and drag it outside the word.

5) It is now ready to cut. Use different colors of the word an the shadow to make it pop.
6) Now lets take a look at the actual layout. I decided to make an artsy page with gesso, texture paste and lots of colour. I started by adding Modelling paste to the background using a stencil.

7) After I had dried that layer, I put a thin layer of gesso on top.

8) Now the fun begins. Add lots of mist and water to make an artsy happy background like this.

9) Dry and decorate. I used the Amanda Robinson Studio Circle background as a photo mat and then the Amanda Robinson Studio Family words as the title. Just adding a few stars and then the page is ready.

I have used the following cutting files from Amanda Robinson Studio:

Circle backgrounds cutting file:

Family Love Word Art Set:

28 juni 2014

Oiiiiiiiii berg-och-dalbana

Jag älskar att åka berg-och-dalbanor och som tur är gör mina barn det med. Midsommar spenderades på Legoland och vi åkte ALLA berg-och-dalbanorna, några två gånger...

I Heidi Swapp's Dreamy collection finns två papper med vacker text... kul att använda som en del av layouten.

Jag sprayade på mist, stämplade och sedan använde jag masker från Heidi Swapp tillsammans med modeling paste för att skapa bakgrunden.

Jag använde 3 olika stämplar från KaiserCraft som jag stämplade lite slumpvis.

Jag stansade ut Floral Circle Die från Tonic Studios och klippte av bitar att dekorera med. Jag har även använt stickers från Heidi Swapp's Dreamy collection.

Heidi Swapp Dreamy Collection (12x12 Choose happy, 6x6 paper pad, Ephimera, Stickers)
Heidi Swapp mask
Stämplar från KaiserCraft
Floral Circle de från Tonic Studios
Mist, gesso, modeling paste.

25 juni 2014

Star cards .:. Project Life

I have two more posts to share as a Guest Designer at Amanda Robinson Studio.

I really fell for the star cards as soon as I saw them. So useful. I wanted to create something different with them so I decided to try Project Life, me PL!!! I have been thinking about this for more than a year and the star cards pushed me over the edge, LOL. Second PL page ever. Anyway this is how I used them.

I cut the star background to use as a mask:

Then I added the cut out stars here and there.

I also used some of the circle background.

and of course the star cards… both for journaling…

and for decoration…

Becky Higgins Project Life kit Flea Market by AC
Maggie Holmes Flea Market Collection (paper and decorations)
Thickers by AC
Distress ink
Amanda Robinson Studio Cutting files - star cards

22 juni 2014


There is a new challenge over at The Studio Challenges - use lots of Triangles on your page.

I have 3 kids and one of them is looking just like me when I was a kid - he is a MiniMe

I used the triangles to frame the photo but also to create balance in the page.
I used FabScraps new collection The Gentlemen's Club on this page as I thought the colors matched the jungle in which this picture was taken.  

FabScraps Gentlemen's Club Collection (papers and chipboard)
Alphas from AC and OA.
Enamel dots and modeling paste from Teresa Collins
Mask from Studio Calico

21 juni 2014

Birthday wishes .:. Studio Tonics Die

Det blir så snyggt när man stansar ut ord .:. en enkel men fin detalj på tex ett grattiskort.

Jag har färgat in en bit av en banner från Heidi Swapp's resist color magic collection.

Tonic Studios Die You'r a star, Make a wish, Birthday wishes
Heidi Swapp Dreamy Collection (6x6 paper pad)
Heidi Swapp Resit Color Magic (Banners)

18 juni 2014

Artsy backgrounds XOXO

It is time for my second project as a GDT for Amanda Robinson Studio.

I love artsy backgrounds with colour and stamps. I started by adding a tin layer of transparent gesso on the PP. then I just quickly added some of my favourite colour turquoise on some of it. Then I went wild using several different stamps randomly over the teal area and some of the rest of the page where I planned to put decorations.

I used Amanda Robinson Studio Love cards 1 and 5th February free shape XoXoXo border as decorations on this page together with some butterfly rub-ons.

In the end I decided I needed just a tiny bit more colour so I splashed some more turquoise in a slightly darker colour, same as the butterflies, on the page.

Love birds

Have you entered this month's challenge at A2Z Scraplets yet? If not, please do. 
This month is all about making an off the page project. 
This is my take:

I used the following scraplet:

Now we would love to get some more entries to the challenge and I hope I managed to get your Mr Mojo coming with inspiration. 

16 juni 2014

A man, his hat and moustache

These pictures are from a maskerade we had 4 years ago but when I saw FabScraps new Gentlemen's Club Collection I knew I wanted to use those photos.

For This Project You Will Need
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club paper range: C66 001, 002 and 004
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club Journal Box MC66 001A
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club Die Cuts DC66 010 Hats, Clock & Waistcoats and DC66 014 Penny Farthing Bicycle
    FabScraps Stencils and metal bug decoration
    Modelling paste, gesso, mask, embossing powder, mini staple, Crystal Glaze, Ink and flowers. Moustache stamp
1.                   Use a blue C66 001 as a base. Cut off ½ 2 on two sides.
2.                   Add modelling paste on a mask. Let dry. Distress the edges.
3.                   Cut off the centre of C66 004 so that you keep a frame that is 1” wide. Put behind the base. Stich on using a sewing machine.
4.                   Cut out a piece 4x10 2 from the centrepiece of C66 004. Add some gesso on a mask and let dry. Distress the edges.
5.                   Cut a slightly bigger piece from C66 002. Distress the edges and put behind.
6.                   On top of these two pieces put two photos. Glue on but only in the centre so that you can tick in decorations around the edges. Add to the page.
7.                   Cut of a piece of one of the Hot air balloons from MC66 001A and add
8.                   Cut out a clock from MC66 001A and add some crystal Glaze. Let dry.
9.                   Add embossing powder to the hat DC66 010 and the bike DC66 014. Paint some of the hat black. Add both.
10.               Add lots of flowers and the clock.
11.               Cut out circles from C66002 and add beside the photo using a mini staple.
12.               Stamp 3 moustaches, let dry, cut out and staple on
13.               Add the metal bug decoration.
14.               Add the title.

15.               Enjoy

Stamp made using the Teresa Collins Stampmaker by Photocentrics:

14 juni 2014

Almost 6 .:. Time Flies

Time flies and she is almost 6. Last year of Kindergarden and very soon all my kids are in school. I better document this time so I can look back on it together with my children when they are grown up.

I used Heidi Swapp Dreamy Collection combined with resist color magic and rub-ons from Studio Calico.

Heidi Swapp Dreamy Collection (12x12 Dreamy dots, 6x6 paper pad, Embellishments )
Heidi Swapp Resist Color Magic (banners)
Heidi Swapp Stickers
Studio Calico Rub-ons (butterflies)